Behavioral Health Resources


You do not need a referral from your primary care provider to see a behavioral health provider. For information about your benefits and finding a provider:


Some services require preauthorization. CORE, UC Care, and UC Health Savings Plan (HSP) members have access to both in-network and out-of-network providers. However, your cost will be higher when using out-of-network providers. 

Post Docs Plans

Health Net's Managed Health Network (MHN) provides PostDocs Behavioral Health.  For assistance in providing providers, call: 

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides complimentary confidential counseling and referral services to all Berkeley Lab employees, Postdocs, and their spouses/domestic partners and dependents over 18. Non-employees, such as UC faculty, graduate student research assistants (GSRAs), and students, need to reach out to their appropriate campus resources. The program offers support for a wide range of issues, including but not limited to work-related stress, depression, and anxiety.  

To make an appointment:

Call: (510)643-7754 or email:

Visit UC Berkeley's EAP page and UC Berkeley Community Resources page for more information.  

Sign up for the free myStrength app

Kaiser and UC Blue & Gold have contracted with myStrength to provide employees with free access to mindful exercises. myStrength is a personalized, digital program that includes interactive activities, in-the-moment coping tools, inspirational resources, and community support. You can track preferences and goals, current emotional states, and ongoing life events to improve your awareness and change behaviors. myStrength includes dedicated resources for coping with COVID-19.

View your health plan below for instructions on accessing the App.

Kaiser Members

Health Net Members

Crisis Resources Contacts

New!  Mental Health Crisis Line



Berkeley Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team Voicemail: 510-981-5254 (press #).

Berkeley Mental Health Daytime Crisis Hotline: 510-981-5244

Alameda County 24-Hour Crisis Support Hotline: 1-800-309-2131

Oakland Mobile Crisis: 510-383-5020

California Peer-Run Warm Line: (855) 845-7415

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Mental Health Warmline Website